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Poster: HistoryTeacher Date: Oct 2, 2005 1:54am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Fragmentary Uploads...what to do?

Ok, so I have a somewhat flaky cable connection here at times, and when it drops out in the middle of an upload. This leaves a fragment of a film up on the server and no clear way to get rid of it, so I have just gone ahead and had it processed and made available. In some cases, I have simply put "Please Delete" into the metas, but if I have large chunks of the files uploaded suceessfuly, I will flag it as "Part 1", download it, determine the moment where it is broken off, and upload the remainder as "Part 2". Awkward, but it works. Anybody got any better ideas? I find the upload process here to be somewhat less than intuitive, to say the least.

Thanks:
HistoryTeacher

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Poster: simon c Date: Oct 2, 2005 1:56am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Fragmentary Uploads...what to do?

I believe you should be able to resume uploads that have dropped out - most FTP clients have a resume function, such as SmartFTP for the PC. That's probably the best thing to do, going forward.

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Poster: HistoryTeacher Date: Oct 2, 2005 2:04am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Fragmentary Uploads...what to do?

So you recomend getting away from ccPublisher as a client? Because from what I have seen so far, it's ability to resume an upload is spotty at best.

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Poster: simon c Date: Oct 2, 2005 2:33am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Fragmentary Uploads...what to do?

I, personally, would recommend getting away from ccPublisher, and using FTP - ccPublisher is good for basic, simple, uploading, but if you're having any trouble with stuff like time-outs, its ability to deal with that isn't so strong.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Oct 2, 2005 3:01am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Fragmentary Uploads...what to do?

BTW Does ccPublisher require people to describe their items in at least 15 words? I've seen a lot of things while poking around where all people can seem to say about their creation, here for posterity, is: "Is this 15 words yet asdf asddfg"? :P

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-10-02 10:01:56

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Poster: simon c Date: Oct 2, 2005 3:06am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Fragmentary Uploads...what to do?

As far as I know, we discussed changing the minimum amount of words on uploads via ccPublisher to 15, and did it very briefly, but then switched it back to 5. But _somewhere_ in the instructions, it must still say 15. I can only presume. Someone should change that!

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Oct 2, 2005 3:19am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ccPublisher

Ah- I could be looking at older items though from when there really did have to be 15.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-10-02 10:19:25

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Poster: simon c Date: Oct 2, 2005 3:22am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ccPublisher

No, I've seen new items where they still say 15, so I think something never got changed in the instructions, perhaps?

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Poster: k-otic Date: Oct 2, 2005 5:03am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: ccPublisher

my 2 cent
i always start my uploads with the ccPublisher because of the easy xml creation
when ever my upload got canceled i resume with a normal ftp client like SmartFTP
it worked that way so far